Tata Power starts expanding Mumbai EV charging network

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As part of its efforts to set up a city-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations, Tata Power announced that it has set up two more electric vehicle charging stations in Mumbai, its first on third-party compounds.

The two charging stations have been set up at two of the most popular malls in the city — Palladium Mall in Lower Parel and Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla.

It was in August that the power distributor announced its plans to set up a citywide network of EV charging stations. The first one was set up at its own receiving station in Vikhroli in the central suburbs.

The latest Electric Vehicle charging stations by Tata Power have been set up at Palladium Mall Lower Parel, and Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla; and two more coming up at BKC and western express highway at Borivali.

The company said the malls were chosen as cars typically remain parked there for hours.

“The setting up of smart charging infrastructure at parking area of Malls would enable users to make best use of their time while their car charges,” it said.

Among the cars supported are the Mahindra e2O and Nissan Leaf.

The chargers can also monitor the car battery charging status and units consumed while charging a car.

It said it continues to be in discussions with potential partners for setting up more such units.

The company said the next charging stations will come up at Bandra Kurla Complex and Borivali.

The government is encouraging companies like Tata Power to set up such networks, and is even extending cash subsidies to those interested under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) project. Several corporations have requested to be included in the scheme, including Ola cabs.

“The Company has been covering strategically located areas where EV users wish to have outlets. The company has now set up additional electric vehicle charging stations at strategic locations thereby making Mumbai truly ready to usher in the Electric Vehicle Wave,” it said.